Covid 19 Update – Champlain College-Lennoxville

Covid 19 Update – Champlain College-Lennoxville


March 27th 2020

 

As a public health measure to reduce the likelihood of the propagation of COVID-19, the Ministry has informed the College that all students must leave residence before Friday, March 27, 2020 and the buildings locked until further notice. The Buildings will be locked shortly such that students will be able to exit the building but not return without assistance from Security.

FOR EXCEPTIONAL SITUATIONS

If you are facing exceptional circumstances that make it very difficult for you to leave campus before March 27, please email residence@crcmail.net and include a phone number where we can reach you. Only those residents authorized in writing by the Dean of Student Services may remain in Residence after March 27.

The College is also providing financial assistance to help ease the travel costs to those students in financial need and unable to return home otherwise. Please contact the residence email found above.

RENT REFUNDS

All residents will receive a refund on rent which will apply retroactively to March 15, 2020 regardless of when you left the campus. The College is working to refund rent as quickly as possible and you will receive the refund on or before April 16th.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

Until further notice, students (and parents) are not to return to Residence to retrieve personal belongings. Access to the residence buildings has been suspended, therefore you will not be permitted to enter the buildings should you come in person.

We will send information in the coming weeks on a structured and safe process for everyone to retrieve their belongings. This will not be before the time that the Government lifts the social distancing and mitigation measures currently in place. Please be assured that cleaning and maintenance services are being deployed in order to remove perishable items and domestic refuse in all apartments.

We acknowledge that this is short notice and apologize for the inconvenience this will cause you. We are committed to ensuring that all students have a safe place to go and the College will guarantee help with this transition.

Please understand that these measures have been put in place in order protect our community.

 

 


March 18th 2020

 

Employees should check their email regularly for further information and students should check their MIO regularly.

 

Dear Champlain Lennoxville Community,

 

In an ongoing effort to prevent and mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus, all student and teaching activities (regular day, continuing education and non-credit courses) are cancelled, and facilities at Champlain College-Lennoxville will remain closed for two weeks through March 27, 2020 inclusively.  Many administrative staff continue to work remotely and may be contacted by email or MIO, and likewise faculty will be able to respond to messages they receive through these same means.

 

Do take care of yourselves and loved ones!

 

 


March 13th 2020

 

Dear Champlain Lennoxville Community,

As per the announcement by Premier Legault to prevent and mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus, all classes (regular day, continuing education and non-credit courses), student, academic and administrative activities at Champlain College-Lennoxville will close for two weeks effective tomorrow. Regular operations will continue for the remainder of today.

The closure on the joint Bishop’s – Champlain campus will be effective as of the start of day (12:01 a.m.), Saturday, March 14 with an anticipated reopening on Monday, March 30, 2020.  Students living in Residence will be encouraged to return home for the two week period if possible.

Only those employees needed to provide critical services will continue to work. Employees should communicate directly with their manager regarding this.

Further communication will follow as additional information becomes available.

Keep washing your hands and stay well!

 

 


March 13th 2020

 

The College continues to closely monitor the evolution of the Covid-19 virus situation.

PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE MEASURES

Our primary focus remains the protection of our community through the prevention of viral transmission.

While the current risk is classified as low, additional cleaning measures are being implemented to frequently disinfect high-touch areas throughout the day between regular daily cleanings in the Champlain Building, the Hangar and at Residence. Bishop’s University is undertaking similar measures for other campus facilities.

Assessment is also on-going as regards the need to postpone or cancel planned activities and events.  All events with the potential for 250 spectators or more are being cancelled.

INDIVIDUAL HEALTH

Regular and frequent hand washing, use of hand sanitizer and proper coughing and sneezing etiquette are critical to preventing and mitigating the spread within the community.  Avoid shaking hands, embracing or the double-check kiss.

For anyone (staff, students  or faculty) who develops flu-like symptoms, the individual should remain at home and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others.  Do not go to a clinic but rather call Info-Santé at 811.  Should you be diagnosed with Covid-19, please immediately inform the College.

If you are returning to Canada from any recent international travel, it is vital to monitor your health for symptoms such fever, cough and difficulty breathing for 14 days after you arrive in Canada. If you have these symptoms, please call the Quebec public health authority (Info-Santé at 811 or 514-521-2100) who will provide advice on the steps to take.  If you are the experiencing flu symptoms mentioned above, please do not go to a health clinic (on campus or otherwise), but call Info-Santé instead.

If you are returning to Canada from any of the high risk countries, but are not experiencing any symptoms, please follow the recommendations posted on the Public Health Agency of Canada website at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html

Thank you for your support in helping to keep our community as healthy as possible.